Dälek Says What They Need To Say With “A Heretic’s Inheritance” Featuring Tool’s Adam Jones

[Cover photo credit to Michael Patras]

Experimental Hip-Hop pioneers Dälek have share a third single and accompanying video from the duo’s forthcoming album, Precipice, out April 29th, 2022, from Ipecac Recordings, with “A Heretic’s Inheritance” featuring Tool’s Adam Jones.

Will Brooks, aka MC Dälek explains the track:

The core of this was built by myself, Mike Manteca, and Joshua Booth. I ain’t big on features on Dälek albums … but this one is different. Listening to the rough of this joint late night, I knew who’s sound would work perfectly. We’d talked about doing something together for a minute now. It begins with this. Peace to my brother Adam Jones from the legendary TOOL for adding another dimension to this piece. His guitars and synths say all the things I couldn’t say with my voice, so they got their own section to truly sing on in the final mix. I am humbled to have you on this joint fam, and love how seamlessly your sound fits in our sonic world!

“A Heretic’s Inheritance” digital single cover by Mikel Elam

The track, and the Mikel Elam/Paul Romano created video, serves as the last preview of the 10-track album. The band previously released the singles and videos for “Decimation (Dis Nation)” and “Boycott”. The collection will be available on limited-edition 2LP gold vinyl, as well as a standard 2LP silver vinyl. The Precipice album cover was created by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Withered) with interior packaging featuring the art of afrofuturist painter, Mikel Elam.

Brooks comments on the changes the album has been through:

Precipice was a completely different record pre-pandemic. We had been working on the sketch of what the album was going to be at the end of 2019. I think me and (Mike) Manteca had narrowed it down to 17 joints out of the 46 or so that we had started with. Me and Joshua Booth had taken the 17 and really fleshed out the joints. The idea was to bounce them back to Mike and then arrange write lyrics. 2020 obviously had different plans for everybody. We basically put everything on hold. I ended up doing the MEDITATIONS series that year on my own. I think the catharsis of that projects, its rawness, the pandemic, all the death, the social upheaval, everything that went down… when I went back and listened to what we had down… it just wasn’t right anymore, it wasn’t strong enough, it wasn’t heavy enough, it wasn’t angry enough. It just didn’t say what I needed it to say.

Dälek tour dates:

May 27 Nantes, France WNWH Festival/ Stereolux
May 28 Verona, Italy Colorificio Kroen
June 1 Tourcoing, France Le Grand Mix (Tickets)
June 2 Strasbourg, France La Grenze
June 3 Dijon, France Un Singe en Hiver
June 4 Brussels, Belgium Magasin 4
June 5 Ottensheim, Austria Alter Bauhof Ottensheim
June 6 Vienna, Austria Werk
June 7 Prague, Czech Republic Fuchs 2
June 9 Preston, UK The Ferret
June 10 London, UK Electrowerkz
June 11 Birmingham, UK Centrala
June 12 Manchester, UK White Hotel
June 13 Newcastle, UK Cluny
June 14 Bristol, UK The Lanes
June 16 Glasgow, UK Bloc+
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